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Old 03-28-2011, 08:03 PM   #541
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I've been using my Porkert for a while now without any real issues but have finally bit the bullet and ordered a Barley Crusher. Just looking to improve my brew one step at a time with most of the other issues looked after.


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Old 03-28-2011, 09:39 PM   #542
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Is this how close the plates are going to be when I crush my grain? I thought I'd need them to be a bit further apart (caveat being, I just got my knock off mill and put it together last night. I'll be getting some cheap base grain and messing around with it this weekend).
it does look like it, but they aren't touching, took the pic with my phone... which is fine for normal pics, but of course wont show the detail that it needs lol its about a credit cards width apart though,


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Old 03-29-2011, 04:01 PM   #543
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the layout so you can see that weird bolt thing (and the washer i got for it, i can't find a measuring tape for it, so i can't get the ID)


and here is the weird bolt without the washer on it so you can see how it connects and how it looks
Just got mine and it is also this design. Glad to know I'm not the only one!
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:07 PM   #544
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have fun with it! it's a great little thing.. and your right arm will grow immensely very quickly haha

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Old 04-02-2011, 08:16 PM   #545
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so everyone thats ground up grain and forgot to put the catch bucket underneath, raise your hand


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Old 04-03-2011, 12:11 PM   #546
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Finally got mine done, thanks to all those that helped with R&D!



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Old 04-06-2011, 01:31 AM   #547
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Just wanted to show my almost finished corona mill. I haven't cut a hole yet for the grain to fall threw. Does anyone have a idea on how to direct the grain. Some kind of funnel.... I'm stumped on what to do. I have a cut up chinese take out container on it right now. But looking for a better idea. Cheers







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Well, I employ the "totally enclosed in a bucket mount" (as illustrated in numerous examples, including mine, in this thread. I don't think that sort of mount would be workable with the drive system you're using on the mill.

While I'm sure your drive system is efficient, I'm not sure how durable it's going to be. If your "Corona" type mill is like mine, there's not much in the way of a bearing between the shaft of that mill and the housing, and the sideways pull is going to wear that hole out pretty quickly.

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Well, I employ the "totally enclosed in a bucket mount" (as illustrated in numerous examples, including mine, in this thread. I don't think that sort of mount would be workable with the drive system you're using on the mill.

While I'm sure your drive system is efficient, I'm not sure how durable it's going to be. If your "Corona" type mill is like mine, there's not much in the way of a bearing between the shaft of that mill and the housing, and the sideways pull is going to wear that hole out pretty quickly.
Ya know never really thought about no brearings. I'm not gonna worry to much. The steel should last a while. And if and when it goes out, guess I'll have to buy a roller mill. Thanks for the input tho.
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Can you post more deets on how you connected the drive wheel to your corona mill?

I want to set one up to be pedal powered and wonder how to connect the gear.



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